Today's News

  • Agricultural News By Kim Strohmeier

    The heavy rains over the last few days, along with the predictions of some colder weather, remind us that it’s probably time to start thinking about strategies for winter feeding of livestock, since it is a necessary part of nearly all operations.

  • Winter-weather warning

    By Rick Morgan
    For the News-Herald

    It’s “winter-weather awareness” time again in the commonwealth. As the winter weather season is approaching, Owen County Emergency Management, Kentucky Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee would like to remind the public to “be aware - be prepared – have a plan.”
    Don’t be caught unprepared as thousands were due to an early snowstorm that paralyzed much of the northeast and left millions without power.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Nov. 22, 2011

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, continued to Dec. 6.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, pleaded not guilty, jury trial set for Feb. 17, 2012.
    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, complicity third-degree burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Dec. 20.
    Thomas L. Dean Jr., 1973, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation continued from Sept. 27, reinstate.

  • Kay's Branch News: Holiday wasn't the biggest news on the Branch

    The good weather held long enough for all the Thanksgiving travelers to go and get home safely, for Joel to get the last of the concrete poured outside his new building and for the eager beaver Christmas shopper, who were camped outside the stores. Friday would be the last choice for shopping as far as I am concerned.
    John and I did go to Owenton Friday to visit with Teri and to see Sarah and Vincent while they were here.

  • Owen County Historical Society: Press your nose against the window and remember

    The carolers, dressed in early 20th-Century attire, cluster together and silently mouth the words of timeless Christmas carols. This scene is reminiscent of early Owen County years when carolers would gather under the dim gas lights in Owenton to offer songs and hymns of the Christmas season.
    Jim Jump was the town lamplighter at that time, and every evening at dusk Jim would take his long pole and light the lamps along Owenton streets, illuminating the town.
    At dawn, Jim would return to extinguish the lights and welcome another Owen county day.

  • Company will study geographical data and take inventory for Owen Electric

    Owen Electric Cooperative will be performing geographical information system field verification and inventory of its facilities in northern Owen County, southern Gallatin County, western Grant County and northern Boone County from December 2011 through March of 2012.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney: Application deadline nears

    Currently applications for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program are being taken for the 2010 crop year.  A signup deadline has not been announced.  SURE provides benefits for farm revenue losses due to natural disaster that were incurred starting in the crop year 2008 through Sept. 30, 2011.  
    To qualify for a SURE payment, the producer’s operation must be located in a county that was declared a disaster, either as a primary or contiguous county, for 2010 and have at least a 10-percent production loss that affects one crop of economic significance.

  • Cattlemen’s Association enjoys “a taste of beef”

    The Owen County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting Nov. 15 at the Owen County Extension Building in Owenton.
    The attendance was one of the best ever with 92 people present.  
    The theme for this years’ meeting was “A Taste of Beef.”  
    The Owen County Homemakers prepared the meal consisting of nine different recipes made with different cuts of beef.
    Officers were elected during the meeting for the 2012 year.

  • Company to hold public meeting

    National Co-Products, LLC would like to invite the public for a question and answer meeting at the Owen County Courthouse beginning at 7 p.m., Monday. National Co-Products, LLC processes used vegetable oil, vegetable oil and glycerin for the livestock feed business as well as the biodiesel industries.

  • Owen gets grant to help control pet population

    A limited number of Owen countians could soon receive assistance in having their pets spayed and neutered after the Owen County Fiscal Court was awarded a $2,000 grant.
    The grant was received from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which awarded the court the maximum amount that could be received to fund participation in the Kentucky Animal Control Board spay-neuter program for 2011-12.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the grant is directed at low-income pet owners to help them meet legal requirement.